Stephen Ormandy

My work is born of the subconscious mind. I’m looking for vibration and rhythm, the play of line creating positive and negative space, searching for tonal balance through contrast or harmony, while developing chroma relationships that hug or repel.

Ormandy is inspired by the natural world and informed by a strong design aesthetic based on colour and form. There is a discernible dialogue between his large-scale oil paintings and sculptural work, with line, shape and surface each informing the other. 

His use of colour combinations set his work apart, bringing together light and dark, bright and muted, he forces the viewer to look at the shapes and colours in comparison to those around them; appreciating how they change when placed next to one another.